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How do large SaaS providers support A records? [on hold]

According to RFC 1035 CNAME records cannot be used used in a zone apex because a CNAME record cannot exist alongside records such as SOA. This is frequently a source of frustration for those trying ...
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Any objective VPS performance tools available?

Because: there are so many variables when it comes to VPS hosting (noisy neighbors, SSD/HD, host server specs, number of VPSes on host, etc...) VPS hosts like to use fluffy specs (vCPU) to sell ...
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If a Windows shop moves “everything” to the cloud, does it still need Active Directory?

Taking a spin off of this question: Do I really need MS Active Directory? in a new direction for 2014. Taking into account a basic Windows infrastructure: domain controllers Exchange 2007/2010/2013 ...
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log bash command centralized server or any auditd saas [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to track our sysmin work, in the servers. Lets say sysmin 1 and sysmin 2 have access to any server but we need to make sure and track anything that they do in our server. ...
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Are multiple ADFS instances needed when federating to the same party multiple times?

I'm currently in the first stages of an ADFS roll-out. It looks like you need to install multiple "federation services" or instances of ADFS if you want to federate with the same party or SaaS ...
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How can our customers use our SaaS with their own SSL certificate?

We offer software as a service that is fully hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS). We mainly use Elastic Beanstalk (elastic load balancer + ec2 instances) and RDS (database service) plus many other ...
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1answer
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Best way to setup hosting and scale SaaS application [closed]

I'm a software developer with experience setting up hosting environments for small applications and no more than 5k hits a day type of traffic. I just built a SaaS application and I'm wondering how to ...
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1answer
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DNS setup: CNAME vs wildcard for SaaS

So I'm new to actually caring about how DNS's actually work, as opposed to plugging stuff in and troubleshooting. I have an application that will display different information depending on what domain ...
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Point Domain containing customer name to single application

We are building a SAAS based product where in customers procure the product by registering with a unique name appended before the domain name. Ex. "abccompany.bestproduct.com" Likewise there would be ...
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Are there email archiving services that do not require you to host your email with them? [closed]

I'm looking for a 3rd party hosted software-as-a-service (saas) email archiving service that does not require me to host my email with them. Is anyone aware of any?
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Using subdomains, separate databases, and virtual hosts to scale SAAS [closed]

I am building office management software on a LAMP server on a SAAS model. My clients typically have 5-10 thousand customers they are tracking with all of their contact, invoicing, appointment ...
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1answer
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Hosted application, DNS server setup?

Currently I'm allowing users to have an hosted application. Currently they have to point A-records to our servers (sometimes this is to hard or get's messy). I've seen other players using 2 dns ...
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Letting tenants host their own data [closed]

We are developing a web app and planning to deploy it in a multi-tenant model. However, some of our potential customers are having a great deal of discomfort with the idea of not having the control ...
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SaaS style CNAMEs with Apache2

So I have a Rails application behind Apache. It is running via Thin, but all of this really doesn't matter. I'm having trouble getting my SaaS style CNAMEs working. Currently I have two different ...
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Whats the next scalability step after seperate mysql farms?

I'm running a saas service which is growing rapidly. The customers are ecommerce websites and we get hit on every page view on each of our customers sites (currently 10M's hits/day). The current ...
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Setting up centralized storage (e.g., NAS/SAN) for a SaaS application

I have a SaaS application running on 6+ servers in HPCloud which creates large amounts of data (GB/TB). Users talk to the application through a RESTful api which replies back with a link to our CDN ...
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2answers
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Is there a Linux HA software load balancer that serves HTTPS for multiple unrelated domain names but balances to a single web server cluster?

I have a cloud-based (Amazon AWS, Rackspace, whatever) multi-tenant SaaS application, and I need to support HTTPS communications for multiple unrelated tenant domains. As an illustrative example, ...
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1answer
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Can I stream a Windows App from a Linux server?

We are transitioning from distributed software (on a disc) to software as a service (SaaS) and are looking into how to present our application to users. My question is whether it is possible to stream ...
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1answer
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Dedicated server or Cloud Hosting [closed]

I just finished the BETA version of my Web SaaS application, it provides more than 15 service to WP users. Programming language : PHP 5 DB : MySQL 5 I used Codeigniter framework. The application ...
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1answer
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Need advice on setup for large Silverlight site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my capacity planning? Hopefully someone on here will be nice enough to give some advice on what setup we should go with. I'm not a sys admin, just ...
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Building an S3 type of Storage Cloud

Are there any open source projects to build Storage as a Service type of Clouds like Amazon S3 ??
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1answer
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Distributed Database Services?

I'm working on a database-driven web service with clients in the US and Australia. We're currently hosted in the US, however our Australian clients are experiencing lag. The lag is primarily due to ...
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1answer
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What db and storage are people using for SaaS OLTP and OLAP offerings

I work for a privately held SaaS company and we are reviewing some of our architectural decisions around database and storage. Knowing that others have gone before us, I am wondering if I might "stand ...
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1answer
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Determine server IP address in SaaS application

I have multiple clients (mobile and web) that need to connect to my application on the cloud using web services. How do I specify the IP address of the server in my client code? Another query is - if ...
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4answers
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What cloud backup solution supports a “backup server to cloud” configuration?

What online backup tool allows you to: A) Back up Windows, Linux and optionally Mac desktops and servers to the cloud B) Do so by first backing up to a central server or appliance C) Allow restoring ...
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4answers
689 views

Best practice for ONLY allowing MySQL access to a server?

Here's the use case: I have a SaaS system that was built (dev environment) on a single box. I've moved everything to a cloud environment running Ubuntu 10.10. One server runs the application, the ...
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single apache instance vs multiple apache instances

I work in a SaaS application built with Django (Python) and runs with Apache/mod_wsgi. The registration site creates an apache virtual host config, wsgi and settings files. And finally restarts the ...
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1answer
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restart apache under www-data user in ubuntu

I have a SaaS webapp service, so each time a new client is registered in my registration app, it creates a new subdomain and a new apache virtualhost config file, to enable this configuration I need ...
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1answer
461 views

SaaS licensing on Win2k8 R2 with SQL Server 2008 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I've got a product which I would like to start marketing as a SaaS product - I'm just a bit at a loss when it comes ...
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1answer
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Handling domain mapping as a SaaS provider

I have looked at similar questions such as this and this, but the answers seem to focus on how to set up virtual hosting. I'm not an expert on it, but I'm more worried about what to do after I have ...
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1answer
473 views

Google Analytics used for SaaS website behind login

Is Google Analytics a good way to track page hits even if the website is a SaaS website behind a login?
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3answers
2k views

Any SaaS server monitoring tools around? [closed]

I guess the title should say it all. I'm looking for a solution that would allow me monitor my Windows servers (disk space, running services, memory,...) as a SaaS solution. I do not wish to install ...
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2answers
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Experience with VPN as SAAS?

Has anyone experience with VPN running as SAAS? Means I dont run any hardware or local software, I dont need VPN experts (admins). A service where I can configure the network data per webclient. ...
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Tool for ongoing monitoring of a webserver?

I need to monitor a SaaS by going to a specific URL (is currently done either manually in a browser or by sending an HTTP request programatically in C# ) and if the response is other than HTTP ...
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2answers
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Saas application, is managing seperate mysql db's per client pretty straight forward?

When it comes to managing a database, its obviously easier to manage a single database that has all customer data in it (multi-tenant). If I was to create the application with a single client in ...
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Free tools for analyzing client-server communication issues

we have some issues with a client-server based application and we would like to better understand client-server communication without going to the software company that sold the application. At least ...
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3answers
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Server Density or Scout-like Services for Windows?

I've been very impressed with agent-based / SaaS-like monitoring services such as Scout and Server Density. They both provide very nice trending, alerting, and reporting capabilities for my *nix ...
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5answers
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If you're running a SaaS business, does the platform decision Linux or Windows really make a diff money wise?

I was just thinking about how the platform choice effects costs in a SaaS type business. If you were to choose between Linux and Windows, cost really seems to add up. Please tell me if I am looking ...
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5answers
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Howto: SaaS / PHP Application / Tenants / Security

Being completely new in the webhostingcorner I have a few questions on how to implement/setup a webserver for a SaaS application. I'm about to rent my own server for a new product (CMS) I'm launching ...
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SaaS infrastructure growing, need to add/change IP addresses

Our application suite includes a procurement platform that transmits purchase orders via FTP to dozens of vendors. Until now, this application has run on one server so these FTP transmissions have ...
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7answers
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The wisdom of exposing a database server on the internet?

The leadership of the small company I work for has gotten very excited about SaaS and is pushing our product into a SaaS deployment - I have a concern about this because part of the functionality of ...
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For a SaaS application, how to allow customers to use their own domain names?

Using windows servers, how would a SaaS web application allow for customers to use their own domains? From what I have read, they would enter a CNAME record for example.com/myapp/ to redirect to my ...
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Self-host an application or outsource it? [closed]

Assuming you have the ability to influence IT purchasing in your organization, what criteria and process do you use to evaluate outsourcing decisions? In a basic "host a commercial application ...